The genus Microtypus Ratzeburg, 1848 (Braconidae: Microtypinae) is revised, its species are keyed, and a new species, M. petiolatus van Achterberg spec. nov. is described. The type species is redescribed and fully illustrated. The genus Similearinus Glowacki & Karpinski, 1967 is a new junior synonym of Microtypus; S. ilinskyi Glowacki & Karpiński, 1967 is a new junior synonym of Microtypus trigonus (Nees, 1834), and M. dioryctriae Rohwer, 1920 of M. wesmaelii Ratzeburg, 1848. For both senior synonyms neotypes are designated. The Malagasian species that have been placed in Microtypus are excluded and transferred to the genus Stantonia Ashmead, 1904.

Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Microtypinae, Microtypus, Palaearctic, Nearctic, Holarctic, distribution, biology, key
Zoologische Mededelingen

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Čapek, M, & van Achterberg, C. (1992). A revision of the genus Microtypus Ratzeburg (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Zoologische Mededelingen, 66(21), 323–338.